Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R3666

Incident date

July 9, 2019

Location

دير الشرقي, Deir Al Sharqi, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

According to local sources, an alleged Russian or Syrian airstrike struck an IDP camp with four rockets in the outskirts of the town of Deir al-Sharqi in rural Idlib, killing up to four civilians and wounding up to 15.

Several sources including @SyrianCoalition alleged that two women and a child were killed. According to Step News and Smart News, an additional child was killed in the attack as well. Edlib Media Center agreed on a total death toll of four civilians but claimed three women and a child were killed instead. The four victims were from the same family, according to a tweet by @IdlibPlus.

Five victims were identified in a tweet by @so_ria98, naming three killed civilians and two of the wounded.

@ShahbaPress added that a total of 15 civilians was wounded.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (5)

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 4
  • (1–3 children2–3 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    15
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (16) [ collapse]

Media
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  • Syrian Civil Defense forces carrying one of the victims of an alleged Syrian or Russian airstrike on a camp for IDP's in the outskirts of the town Deir Al-Sharqi in Idlib on July 9th (via @SyrianCoalition).
  • Syrian Civil Defense forces carrying a child, one of the victims of an alleged Syrian or Russian airstrike on a camp for IDP's in the outskirts of the town Deir Al-Sharqi in Idlib on July 9th (via @SyrianCoalition).
  • Aftermath of an alleged Syrian or Russian airstrike on a camp for IDP's in the outskirts of the town Deir Al-Sharqi in Idlib on July 9th (via @SyrianCoalition).
  • Aftermath of an alleged Syrian or Russian airstrike on a camp for IDP's in the outskirts of the town Deir Al-Sharqi in Idlib on July 9th (via @SyrianCoalition).
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    Video at the scene after an alleged Syrian or Russian airstrike on a camp for IDP's in the outskirts of the town Deir Al-Sharqi in Idlib on July 9th (via Step News).
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    Syrian Civil Defense volunteers carrying the remains of the victims of an alleged Syrian or Russian airstrike on a camp for IDP's in the outskirts of the town Deir Al-Sharqi in Idlib on July 9th (via Syrian Civil Defense).
  • Aftermath of an alleged Syrian or Russian airstrike on a camp for IDP's in the outskirts of the town Deir Al-Sharqi in Idlib on July 9th (via @IdlibPlus).
  • A man walking through an IDP camp in in the outskirts of the town Deir Al-Sharqi in Idlib that was struck by an alleged Russian or Syrian regiem strike on July 9th (via @IdlibPlus).
  • Aftermath of an alleged Syrian or Russian airstrike on a camp for IDP's in the outskirts of the town Deir Al-Sharqi in Idlib on July 9th (via @IdlibPlus).
  • Aftermath of an alleged Syrian or Russian airstrike on a camp for IDP's in the outskirts of the town Deir Al-Sharqi in Idlib on July 9th (via @IdlibPlus).
  • A man walking through an IDP camp in in the outskirts of the town Deir Al-Sharqi in Idlib that was struck by an alleged Russian or Syrian regiem strike on July 9th (via @IdlibPlus).
  • Smoke circling up from an IDP camp in the outskirts of the town Deir Al-Sharqi in Idlib that was struck by an alleged Russian or Syrian regiem strike on July 9th (via @so_ria98).
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    A man carrying the body of a child who was decapitated by an alleged Russian or Syrian regime strike on July 9th (via @so_ria98).
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    Video at the scene after an alleged Syrian or Russian airstrike on a camp for IDP's in the outskirts of the town Deir Al-Sharqi in Idlib on July 9th (via Macro Media Center).
  • Aftermath of an alleged Syrian or Russian airstrike on a camp for IDP's in the outskirts of the town Deir Al-Sharqi in Idlib on July 9th (via Macro Media).
  • Aftermath of an alleged Syrian or Russian airstrike on a camp for IDP's in the outskirts of the town Deir Al-Sharqi in Idlib on July 9th (via Macro Media).
  • Aftermath of an alleged Syrian or Russian airstrike on a camp for IDP's in the outskirts of the town Deir Al-Sharqi in Idlib on July 9th (via Macro Media).
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    Sheep killed in an alleged Syrian or Russian airstrike on a camp for IDP's in the outskirts of the town Deir Al-Sharqi in Idlib on July 9th (via Macro Media).
  • Aftermath of an alleged Syrian or Russian airstrike on a camp for IDP's in the outskirts of the town Deir Al-Sharqi in Idlib on July 9th (via Macro Media).
  • Sheep killed in an alleged Syrian or Russian airstrike on a camp for IDP's in the outskirts of the town Deir Al-Sharqi in Idlib on July 9th (via Macro Media).

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 4
  • (1–3 children2–3 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    15
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (16) [ collapse]